PSY 120 Notes(4.15) - PSY 120 Notes (4/15/2008) Memory...

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PSY 120 Notes (4/15/2008) Memory Memory is not a tape recorder! Memory construction: Eye witness testimonies Beth Loftus Memory construction Reality monitoring (source memory confusion) Marcia Johnson In screen memories we see ourselves in the memory As if it is on TV Our eyes are on our face So how is it that we see the self in a memory? Screen memories Think of a childhood memory? Do you see yourself in? Flashbulb memory A clear memory of an emotionally significant moment or event Very detailed Vivid (9/11, JFK assassination…) Memory is… Bits of veridical…relics form the past Frontal love (story teller) films in the gaps Library analogy of memory Encode Books put on shelf Store Retrieval Memory systems Short Term Memory (STM)= a limited capacity memory system used to hold information Usually lasts less than a minute or two System we use to temporarily store and reason with information Long Term Memory (LTM)-
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course PSY 120 taught by Professor Donnely during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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PSY 120 Notes(4.15) - PSY 120 Notes (4/15/2008) Memory...

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